Conversion of a Former Chapel to Dwellings, Delph, Oldham

Case Study Reference: 14-09-02

Planning Authority: Oldham Council

Planning Reference: PA/055473/08 and CD/336021/14


To to the sensitivity of the development and the local area a contaminated land planning condition was attached ot the decision notice for the conversion of the former chapel to residential.

Demeter Environmental was commissioned to prepare a desk study report and to determine what (if any) intrusive works were required.

The review of the historical maps indicated the site has bee a chapel form before the first edition (1854) maps and the site had been occupied by a graveyard (which was identified during the walkover survey) as well as a number of in-filled parcels of land within 250m of the site.

The walkover survey did not identify any on site potential sources of contamination and te qualitative risk assessment concluded that the graveyard and the off site parcels of in-filled land did not pose a risk to the proposed development, hence the desk study concluded that no further assessment or works were warranted..

The desk study report was submitted under CD/336021/14 and can be accessed here (via the Oldham Council planning portal)

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